Vis & I is an interior monologue during a harrowing cab ride through the streets of Tehran as Pardis rushes to the airport to stop her lover from leaving. Multiple narrative threads and flashbacks, real and imaginary voices—primarily that of Vis, the heroine of the Persian epic romance, Vis & Ramin—interweave in this gritty, postmodern love story. Vis & I poses the ultimate challenge: to exercise the strength of will that Vis has come to represent in the Iranian literary canon and psyche in the vindication of a forbidden love and being true to oneself.
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About the Author
Niloufar Talebi is a writer, librettist, award-winning translator, and multidisciplinary artist. She is the editor/translator of Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and creator/performer of multimedia works based on her translations. Her operas and other texts for classical music have been commissioned by and presented at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Talebi's work received accolades from the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Classical Voice, and Huffington Post.